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Nintendo Entertainment System
The Nintendo Entertainment System
Creator(s) Nintendo
Release date(s) Japan July 15, 1983
NA October 18, 1985
Europe 1987
Australia 1987
Console chronology
First console Super Nintendo Entertainment System
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The Nintendo Entertainment System, often abbreviated as NES, is an 8-bit home console system first released in Japan on July 15, 1983. It was later redesigned and released worldwide, first in North America on October 18, 1985, and in Europe and Australia in 1987. It is most notable as the console that hosted the first games in now world-famous series such as Super Mario Bros. and The Legend of Zelda. One Kirby game was developed for it, Kirby's Adventure.

Kirby games[edit]

Other games featuring Kirby[edit]

Classic Edition[edit]

The NES Classic Edition.

The Nintendo Entertainment System Classic Edition, known as Nintendo Classic Mini: Nintendo Entertainment System in European languages, shortened to NES Classic Edition or just NES Classic, is a standalone emulation device made to resemble a Nintendo Entertainment System which was released in 2016. It emulates 30 pre-installed NES games, one of which is Kirby's Adventure.


  • A prototype of Kirby Super Star existed for the console as a "fairly feature-complete" template for the final game.

Names in other languages[edit]

Nintendo Entertainment System[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ファミリーコンピュータ
Famirī Konpyūta
Family Computer

Nintendo Entertainment System Classic Edition[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ニンテンドークラシックミニ ファミリーコンピュータ
Nintendō Kurashikku Mini Famirī Konpyūta
Nintendo Classic Mini: Family Computer